I dunno, Mr. August. Target seems to be a lot more stubbornly "progressive" than that for which you're giving them credit:
In 2013, Michael Turner saved the life of a sixteen-year-old girl who had been viciously attacked and stabbed in a Target store in Pennsylvania. And instead of thanking him for protecting its customers and preventing them from being murdered, Target is now suing him for his heroism and alleging he acted irresponsibly.
The attacker, Leon Walls, was convicted of attempted homicide for stabbing then-sixteen-year-old Allison Meadows in 2013.
Security footage from the store shows Walls grabbing Meadows and stabbing her before Turner tackles the knife-wielding perp and chases him out of the store with a baseball bat.
Meadows and her family vehemently disagree with Target’s legal assault on Turner, calling Turner’s actions heroic and crediting them with preventing Meadows’ murder. The Meadows family has sued the store, claiming that the retail company had inadequate security, and alleging that the store, by suing Turner, is just trying to blame someone else for Target’s own refusal to protect the safety and security of its customers.
It sounds a lot worse than that, actually. If it was just blame-shifting, logically Target should be suing Mr. Walls, since he was the perp and trouble-maker. By suing Mr. Turner instead, Target sure looks like they're siding with the attempted murderer in a monomaniacal attempt to hew to their leftwingnut corporate worldview at any and all costs.
Sound familiar, in light of their gender-bender bathroom policy? That one's cost them a billion and a half dollars in stock value and counting.
“Suing Michael Turner is just Target’s way of trying to blame someone else for what happened under their own roof,” an attorney for the Meadows family said, “The family certainly doesn’t blame Mr. Turner and they are thankful he was there that day.”
Wouldn't y'all be as well if it was your little girls?
It's not just Target, of course. The whole world looks like it's on the fasttrack back to the days of Noah, when everybody's thoughts and actions were constantly obsessed only with evil:
Target’s policy has raised questions nationwide about whether men who merely claim to be women should be allowed in the same bathroom as women. On Monday, a female security officer at a Giant supermarket in Washington, D.C., was arrested after telling a man to leave the women’s restroom in the store. In Toronto, a serial sexual predator pretended to be a "transgender woman" named Jessica in order to prey on women at a battered women’s shelter. [emphasis added]
Insanity. Absolute, stark raving insanity.
The Rapture really cannot get here soon enough....